Prompt Proofing Turns 10!
Wow! We’re not sure where that decade went but Prompt Proofing will celebrate its 10th birthday next month and we’re helping you celebrate with us by offering a 10% discount on all orders placed and paid for during the month of October. (Throughout October, your invoices will show a 10% discount automatically.) So for those of you gearing up for pre-Christmas marketing, go ahead and get those blogs, articles, and press releases ordered! Since we started this business in October 2010, we’ve loved ‘meeting’ such a variety of delightful clients and helping people with their proofreading, editing, and writing requirements. With clients from every continent – except Antarctica (any takers down there?) – working in a huge variety of ...
Why We Need Proofreaders – Errors That Really Matter
As someone who writes, edits and, yes, proofreads for a living, I’ve developed the sort of eye where errors just leap out of the page at me. I find it frustrating, and definitely friends and family do, when one of them gives me a piece of writing to “edit.” After all, they generally just want helpful – and mainly supportive – comments; sympathetic editing, in fact. They are then understandably offended when the first words out of my mouth are along the lines of: “You need a hyphen here,” or “Numbers under 10 should be spelled out.” Do others experience this? No? Just me, then? I can see how annoying this can be but the problem is, just like an abandoned candy wrapper left on the floor in an otherwise immaculate room, it’s t ...
3 Ways to Help Your Business Recover Post-Pandemic
Back in pre-COVID times, when I planned out monthly blog posts for 2020, the post for early July was going to be about taking time at the midpoint of the year to evaluate your business – a sort of halfway check-up as to how things were going, and what needed to change in the second half of 2020. But then the pandemic arrived and the first – and possibly second – half of 2020 changed dramatically. Many small businesses are now struggling badly; worse still, others have had to permanently close. Those that have survived are not – on the whole – likely thriving as they were a year ago. If the first half of 2020 was a disaster for your business, what will the second half of the year bring, and how can you best plan for a successful recovery or, at least, mi ...